Fenriz of Darkthrone Announces Trivia Contest Answers and Winners
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Yesterday, Fenriz of Darkthrone announced a trivia competition which had a question about the musical career of Darkthrone. He awarded two winners, who went by the names of Skorge and Damien, copies of Fenriz' Metal Merchants DJ set. The question was this: what are the similarities between Darkthrone's earlier musical career and that of James Brown or Status Quo? Their answers are shown below.
"Darkthrone's earlier musical career was profoundly influenced by the development of many different musical genres, yet applying what they can hear in a context that suits themselves in a way in which they like. Much like James Brown or Status Quo, they did exactly the same thing such as James Brown with blues and gospel-based forms of music and Status Quo with pop, rock n' roll and even psychedelia."
"I'll go with the same sort of answer to Damien; Status Quo started out with psychedelic sort of music [style] but became disillusioned with their musical direction and abandoned the style for something else, much like Darkthrone did with Soulside Journey, abandoning death metal for black metal.
"James Brown was similar to Darkthrone's early career in almost the same way; he started off with a blues sort of style, and eventually crafted into a R&B sort of style.
"Also, each band was influenced heavily by different genres, as is evident by Darkthrone's shift in musical style, [changing] twice, and the way Fenriz posts bands on the myspace which we can check out, many of which are of different styles and backgrounds.
"There, that's what I think.
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